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Stepped-Care Telehealth for Distress in Rural Cancer Survivors
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Anxiety Depressive Symptoms Sleep Disturbance Recurrent Disease Fatigue
Mental health issues in post-treatment adult cancer survivors are associated with multiple adverse outcomes and may represent a cancer health disparity for rural survivors. The purpose of this study is to test a stepped-care approach tailored to symptom severity based on recent... expand

Mental health issues in post-treatment adult cancer survivors are associated with multiple adverse outcomes and may represent a cancer health disparity for rural survivors. The purpose of this study is to test a stepped-care approach tailored to symptom severity based on recent American Society of Clinical Oncology guidelines for reducing emotional distress (anxiety and/or depressive symptoms) and improving secondary outcomes (sleep disturbance, fatigue, fear of recurrence, quality of life) in rural, post-treatment cancer survivors in community oncology settings and to examine intervention costs. The resultant intervention will have great potential for widespread dissemination since it will be manualized, delivered by telephone, and comprised of modules to allow customized treatments for individuals with different cancer types.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2018

open study

Radiation Therapy With or Without Cisplatin in Treating Patients With Stage III-IVA Squamous Cell Carcinoma...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Hypopharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Spindle Cell Variant Lip and Oral Cavity Squamous Cell Carcinoma
This phase II trial studies how well radiation therapy with or without cisplatin works in treating patients with stage III-IVA squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck who have undergone surgery. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors.... expand

This phase II trial studies how well radiation therapy with or without cisplatin works in treating patients with stage III-IVA squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck who have undergone surgery. Radiation therapy uses high energy x-rays to kill tumor cells and shrink tumors. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. It is not yet known if radiation therapy is more effective with or without cisplatin in treating patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Mar 2016

open study

Crizotinib in Treating Patients With Stage IB-IIIA Non-small Cell Lung Cancer That Has Been Removed by...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group ALK Gene Rearrangement ALK Gene Translocation ALK Positive Stage IB Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma AJCC v7 Stage II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer AJCC v7
This randomized phase III trial studies how well crizotinib works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery and has a mutation in a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). Mutations, or changes, in ALK can make... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well crizotinib works in treating patients with stage IB-IIIA non-small cell lung cancer that has been removed by surgery and has a mutation in a protein called anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK). Mutations, or changes, in ALK can make it very active and important for tumor cell growth and progression. Crizotinib may stop the growth of tumor cells by blocking the ALK protein from working. Crizotinib may be an effective treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer and an ALK fusion mutation.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2014

open study

Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of Using the Tendyne Mitral Valve System for...
Abbott Medical Devices Mitral Regurgitation Mitral Insufficiency Mitral Valve Insufficiency Cardiovascular Diseases Valve Disease, Heart
Prospective, controlled, multicenter clinical investigation with three trial cohorts: Randomized, Non-Randomized, and Mitral Annular Calcification (MAC). Subjects in the Randomized cohort will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to the trial device or to the MitraClip system. Subjects... expand

Prospective, controlled, multicenter clinical investigation with three trial cohorts: Randomized, Non-Randomized, and Mitral Annular Calcification (MAC). Subjects in the Randomized cohort will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to the trial device or to the MitraClip system. Subjects in the Non-Randomized and MAC cohorts will receive the trial device. The objective of the Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of Using the Tendyne Mitral Valve System for the Treatment of Symptomatic Mitral Regurgitation (SUMMIT) is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Tendyne Mitral Valve System for the treatment of patients with symptomatic, moderate-to-severe or severe mitral regurgitation or for patients with symptomatic mitral valve disease due to severe mitral annular calcification. This randomized controlled trial will provide the opportunity to evaluate the safety and clinical benefits of the Tendyne Mitral Valve System compared to the MitraClip System in patients with symptomatic, moderate-to-severe or severe mitral regurgitation, within approved MitraClip indications. In addition, the safety and effectiveness of the Tendyne Mitral Valve System will be evaluated in patients with severe mitral annular calcification who are at prohibitive risk for mitral valve surgery. Patients who are not suitable for mitral valve surgery for reasons other than severe mitral annular calcification and are also not suitable for transcatheter repair with MitraClip, will be enrolled in the Non-randomized cohort. Subjects will be seen at screening, pre- and post-procedure, discharge, 30 days, 3 months, 6 months, and annually through 5 years.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jun 2018

open study

Immunotherapy With Nivolumab and Ipilimumab Followed by Nivolumab or Nivolumab With Cabozantinib for...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in Lymph Node Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in the Bone Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in the Soft Tissues Metastatic Malignant Neoplasm in the Viscera
This phase III trial compares the usual treatment (treatment with ipilimumab and nivolumab followed by nivolumab alone) to treatment with ipilimumab and nivolumab, followed by nivolumab with cabozantinib in patients with untreated renal cell carcinoma that has spread to other... expand

This phase III trial compares the usual treatment (treatment with ipilimumab and nivolumab followed by nivolumab alone) to treatment with ipilimumab and nivolumab, followed by nivolumab with cabozantinib in patients with untreated renal cell carcinoma that has spread to other parts of the body. The addition of cabozantinib to the usual treatment may make it work better. Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as nivolumab and ipilimumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cabozantinib, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. It is not yet known how well the combination of cabozantinib and nivolumab after initial treatment with ipilimumab and nivolumab works in treating patients with renal cell cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2019

open study

A Study Assessing the Safety and Effectiveness of IC2000 and SPY Fluorescence Imaging Systems (SPY-PHI)...
Novadaq Technologies ULC, now a part of Stryker Breast Cancer Lymph Node Mapping Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
This is a prospective, open label, multicenter, non-inferiority within-patient study to determine the effectiveness of IC2000 (Indocyanine Green (ICG) for Injection) and the SPY Portable Handheld Imaging System (SPY-PHI) as an intraoperative fluorescence visualization tool, in... expand

This is a prospective, open label, multicenter, non-inferiority within-patient study to determine the effectiveness of IC2000 (Indocyanine Green (ICG) for Injection) and the SPY Portable Handheld Imaging System (SPY-PHI) as an intraoperative fluorescence visualization tool, in the visual identification of lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes (LNs) during lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) procedures as confirmed by Technitium99m (Tc99m) and Gamma Probe.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2019

open study

Financial Burden Assessment in Patients With Stage I-III Colon or Rectal Cancer Undergoing Treatment
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Stage I Colon Cancer AJCC v8 Stage I Rectal Cancer AJCC v8 Stage II Colon Cancer AJCC v8 Stage II Rectal Cancer AJCC v8 Stage IIA Colon Cancer AJCC v8
This research trial studies the financial burden in patients with stage I-III colon or rectal cancer who are undergoing treatment. Collecting data from patients about their cost and quality of life may help doctors to better understand the impact of cancer treatment on a patient?s... expand

This research trial studies the financial burden in patients with stage I-III colon or rectal cancer who are undergoing treatment. Collecting data from patients about their cost and quality of life may help doctors to better understand the impact of cancer treatment on a patient?s employment and finances.

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2018

open study

Evaluation of the GORE® TAG® Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis (TBE Device) in the Treatment of Lesions...
W.L.Gore & Associates Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic Aorta; Lesion
The objective of this study is to determine whether the GORE® TAG® Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis is safe and effective in treating lesions of the aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta. expand

The objective of this study is to determine whether the GORE® TAG® Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis is safe and effective in treating lesions of the aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2016

open study

Development of a Patient Centered Mental Health Intervention for Recent Veterans
VA Office of Research and Development Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic Depression Anxiety Substance-Related Disorders
Recent Veterans of the OIF/OEF/OND conflicts are presenting in VA care with high rates of: PTSD, depression, anxiety, and alcohol abuse, reporting significant difficulties with community reintegration, and dropping out of mental health care at high rates. Surveys of recent Veterans... expand

Recent Veterans of the OIF/OEF/OND conflicts are presenting in VA care with high rates of: PTSD, depression, anxiety, and alcohol abuse, reporting significant difficulties with community reintegration, and dropping out of mental health care at high rates. Surveys of recent Veterans show that Veterans want the VA to provide mental health care tailored to their concerns and reintegration priorities. The VA is committed to providing personalized, proactive, patient centered care (PCC); but little research or intervention development has been done on PCC in mental health care settings and preliminary research indicates Veterans may lack the skills and knowledge to be active partners in PCC. This study aims to examine PCC behaviors in VA mental health care and, informed by this data, develop a brief patient centered mental health intervention that will help recent Veterans take the lead in their care personalization and support their functional recovery. Results from this study will demonstrate the acceptability, feasibility, and preliminary efficacy of this intervention.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

Evaluation of the GORE® TAG® Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis (TBE Device) in the Treatment of Lesions...
W.L.Gore & Associates Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic Aorta, Lesion
The objective of this study is to determine whether the GORE® TAG® Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis is safe and effective in treating lesions of the aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta. expand

The objective of this study is to determine whether the GORE® TAG® Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis is safe and effective in treating lesions of the aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2016

open study

Platinum Based Chemotherapy or Capecitabine in Treating Patients With Residual Triple-Negative Basal-Like...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Estrogen Receptor Negative HER2/Neu Negative Invasive Breast Carcinoma Progesterone Receptor Negative Stage II Breast Cancer
This randomized phase III trial studies how well cisplatin or carboplatin (platinum based chemotherapy) works compared to capecitabine in treating patients with remaining (residual) basal-like triple-negative breast cancer following chemotherapy after surgery (neoadjuvant). Drugs... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies how well cisplatin or carboplatin (platinum based chemotherapy) works compared to capecitabine in treating patients with remaining (residual) basal-like triple-negative breast cancer following chemotherapy after surgery (neoadjuvant). Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as cisplatin, carboplatin and capecitabine, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. It is not yet known whether cisplatin or carboplatin is more effective than capecitabine in treating patients with residual triple negative basal-like breast cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Apr 2015

open study

Digital Tomosynthesis Mammography and Digital Mammography in Screening Patients for Breast Cancer
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Breast Screening
This randomized phase III trial studies digital tomosynthesis mammography and digital mammography in screening patients for breast cancer. Screening for breast cancer with tomosynthesis mammography may be superior to digital mammography for breast cancer screening and may help... expand

This randomized phase III trial studies digital tomosynthesis mammography and digital mammography in screening patients for breast cancer. Screening for breast cancer with tomosynthesis mammography may be superior to digital mammography for breast cancer screening and may help reduce the need for additional imaging or treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jul 2017

open study

Cisplatin, Carboplatin and Etoposide or Temozolomide and Capecitabine in Treating Patients With Neuroendocrine...
ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group Gastric Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Intestinal Neuroendocrine Carcinoma Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
This randomized phase II trial studies how well temozolomide and capecitabine work compared to standard treatment with cisplatin or carboplatin and etoposide in treating patients with neuroendocrine carcinoma of the gastrointestinal tract or pancreas that has spread to other... expand

This randomized phase II trial studies how well temozolomide and capecitabine work compared to standard treatment with cisplatin or carboplatin and etoposide in treating patients with neuroendocrine carcinoma of the gastrointestinal tract or pancreas that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic) or cannot be removed by surgery. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as temozolomide, capecitabine, cisplatin, carboplatin and etoposide, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Certain types of neuroendocrine carcinomas may respond better to treatments other than the current standard treatment of cisplatin and etoposide. It is not yet known whether temozolomide and capecitabine may work better than cisplatin or carboplatin and etoposide in treating patients with this type of neuroendocrine carcinoma, called non-small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2015

open study

Zoster Eye Disease Study
NYU Langone Health Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
This is a multi-center, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial of suppressive valacyclovir for one year in immunocompetent study participants with an episode of dendriform epithelial keratitis, stromal keratitis, endothelial keratitis, and/or iritis due... expand

This is a multi-center, randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial of suppressive valacyclovir for one year in immunocompetent study participants with an episode of dendriform epithelial keratitis, stromal keratitis, endothelial keratitis, and/or iritis due to Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus (HZO) in the year prior to enrollment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study

Defined Green Tea Catechin Extract in Preventing Liver Cancer in Patients With Cirrhosis
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cirrhosis
This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of defined green tea catechin extract and to see how well it works in preventing liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis. Higher levels of the molecule gamma-OHPdG may be found in patients with cirrhosis, which may mean... expand

This phase I trial studies the side effects and best dose of defined green tea catechin extract and to see how well it works in preventing liver cancer in patients with cirrhosis. Higher levels of the molecule gamma-OHPdG may be found in patients with cirrhosis, which may mean a higher risk of the development of liver cancer. Defined green tea catechin extract may work better to lower levels of gamma-OHPdG and prevent the development of liver cancer.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2018

open study

Observational Study of HIV+ Deceased Donor Transplant for HIV+ Recipients
Johns Hopkins University HIV Infection
HIV-infected (HIV+) individuals who agree to accept and receive a solid organ transplant from an HIV+ deceased donor will be followed to determine the safety and efficacy of this practice. Some HIV+ individuals who receive a solid organ transplant from HIV-uninfected (HIV-) donors... expand

HIV-infected (HIV+) individuals who agree to accept and receive a solid organ transplant from an HIV+ deceased donor will be followed to determine the safety and efficacy of this practice. Some HIV+ individuals who receive a solid organ transplant from HIV-uninfected (HIV-) donors will also be followed.

Type: Observational

Start Date: Nov 2015

open study

PriMatrix for the Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Integra LifeSciences Corporation Diabetic Foot Ulcer
The study will evaluate the efficacy of PriMatrix Dermal Repair Scaffold in the management of diabetic foot ulcers in subjects with diabetes mellitus versus the Standard of Care treatment. Half of patients will be treated using PriMatrix while the other half will receive Standard... expand

The study will evaluate the efficacy of PriMatrix Dermal Repair Scaffold in the management of diabetic foot ulcers in subjects with diabetes mellitus versus the Standard of Care treatment. Half of patients will be treated using PriMatrix while the other half will receive Standard of Care treatment.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Jan 2017

open study

Home Blood Pressure Study for Recent Stroke Survivors With High Blood Pressure *On Hold Due to Global...
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Ischemic Stroke Hypertension
The purpose of this pilot study is to assess the feasibility of implementing a home blood pressure self-management program in a population of recent stroke survivors in the Washington, D.C. area. The investigators hypothesize that hypertensive stroke survivors in the Washington,... expand

The purpose of this pilot study is to assess the feasibility of implementing a home blood pressure self-management program in a population of recent stroke survivors in the Washington, D.C. area. The investigators hypothesize that hypertensive stroke survivors in the Washington, DC area who participate in the Home Blood Pressure Monitoring program will have a greater reduction in mean systolic blood pressure (SBP) from baseline to 3 months, as measured by automated office blood pressure (AOBP), as compared to usual care.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Feb 2019

open study

Larotrectinib in Treating Patients With Previously Untreated TRK Fusion Solid Tumors and TRK Fusion Relapsed...
Children's Oncology Group Central Nervous System Neoplasm Infantile Fibrosarcoma Recurrent Acute Leukemia Refractory Acute Leukemia Solid Neoplasm
This phase II trial studies the side effects and how well larotrectinib works in treating patients with previously untreated TRK fusion solid tumors and TRK fusion acute leukemia that has come back. Larotrectinib may stop the growth of cancer cells with TRK fusions by blocking... expand

This phase II trial studies the side effects and how well larotrectinib works in treating patients with previously untreated TRK fusion solid tumors and TRK fusion acute leukemia that has come back. Larotrectinib may stop the growth of cancer cells with TRK fusions by blocking the TRK enzymes needed for cell growth.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Sep 2019

open study

Pembrolizumab Compared to Standard of Care Observation in Treating Patients With Completely Resected...
National Cancer Institute (NCI) Pathologic Stage I Merkel Cell Carcinoma AJCC v8 Pathologic Stage II Merkel Cell Carcinoma AJCC v8 Pathologic Stage IIA Merkel Cell Carcinoma AJCC v8 Pathologic Stage IIB Merkel Cell Carcinoma AJCC v8 Pathologic Stage III Merkel Cell Carcinoma AJCC v8
This phase III trial studies how well pembrolizumab works compared to standard of care observation in treating patients with stage I-III Merkel cell cancer that has been completely removed by surgery (resected). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab,... expand

This phase III trial studies how well pembrolizumab works compared to standard of care observation in treating patients with stage I-III Merkel cell cancer that has been completely removed by surgery (resected). Immunotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, such as pembrolizumab, may help the body's immune system attack the cancer, and may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Oct 2018

open study

Regional Radiotherapy in Biomarker Low Risk Node Positive Breast Cancer
Canadian Cancer Trials Group Breast Cancer
The purpose of this study is to compare the effects on low risk breast cancer receiving usual care that includes regional radiation therapy, with receiving no regional radiation therapy. Researchers want to see if not giving this type of radiation treatment works as well at preventing... expand

The purpose of this study is to compare the effects on low risk breast cancer receiving usual care that includes regional radiation therapy, with receiving no regional radiation therapy. Researchers want to see if not giving this type of radiation treatment works as well at preventing breast cancer from coming back.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2018

open study

Multimodal Perioperative Pain Management: ComfortSafe Program
Georgetown University Post-operative Pain Post-operative Nausea and Vomiting Respiratory Depression Confusion Postoperative
Proposed is a demonstration project to characterize the immediate, short-term and long-term pain and other post-operative outcomes of 60, self-selected breast (n=20), caesarian-section (n=20) and abdominal (n=20) surgical patients who receive opioid-sparing, multimodal anesthesia... expand

Proposed is a demonstration project to characterize the immediate, short-term and long-term pain and other post-operative outcomes of 60, self-selected breast (n=20), caesarian-section (n=20) and abdominal (n=20) surgical patients who receive opioid-sparing, multimodal anesthesia and pain management care as guided by the ComfortSafe Pyramid.

Type: Observational

Start Date: May 2020

open study

Intravesical Lactobacillus to Reduce Urinary Symptoms After Spinal Cord Injury
Medstar Health Research Institute Spinal Cord Injuries Neurogenic Bladder
The objectives of the proposed research among this population are: 1) to define clinically meaningful change (i.e. differentiating states of health and illness) with respect to urinary symptoms, urine inflammation, cultivable bacteria, and the urine ecosystem; and 2) to determine... expand

The objectives of the proposed research among this population are: 1) to define clinically meaningful change (i.e. differentiating states of health and illness) with respect to urinary symptoms, urine inflammation, cultivable bacteria, and the urine ecosystem; and 2) to determine the optimal intravesical Lactobacillus RhamnosusGG (LGG®) dose to be used to reduce urinary symptoms in a future clinical trial.

Type: Interventional

Start Date: May 2020

open study

Study of REGN3767 (Anti-LAG-3) With or Without REGN2810 (Anti-PD1) in Advanced Cancers
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Malignancies
The primary objectives in the dose escalation phase are to evaluate safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) in order to determine the selected dose level(s) for expansion of REGN3767 as monotherapy and in combination with cemiplimab in patients with advanced malignancies, including... expand

The primary objectives in the dose escalation phase are to evaluate safety and pharmacokinetics (PK) in order to determine the selected dose level(s) for expansion of REGN3767 as monotherapy and in combination with cemiplimab in patients with advanced malignancies, including lymphoma. The primary objectives in the dose expansion phase are to assess preliminary anti-tumor activity of REGN3767 alone and in combination with cemiplimab (separately by cohort) as measured by objective response rate (ORR).

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Nov 2016

open study

Carboplatin With or Without Atezolizumab in Treating Patients With Stage IV Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Triple Negative Breast Cancer Stage IV Breast Cancer HER2 Negative Invasive Breast Cancer
This randomized phase II trial studies how well carboplatin with or without atezolizumab works in treating patients with stage IV triple negative breast cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as carboplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by... expand

This randomized phase II trial studies how well carboplatin with or without atezolizumab works in treating patients with stage IV triple negative breast cancer. Drugs used in chemotherapy, such as carboplatin, work in different ways to stop the growth of tumor cells, either by killing the cells, by stopping them from dividing, or by stopping them from spreading. Monoclonal antibodies, such as atezolizumab, may interfere with the ability of tumor cells to grow and spread. Giving carboplatin with atezolizumab may work better in treating patients with stage IV triple negative breast cancer

Type: Interventional

Start Date: Aug 2017

open study